Friday, May 10, 2013

10 on the 10th: Girl Names

It's the tenth of the month, so it's time for my regularly scheduled de-stashing post!  Last month I created ten projects with my "Girls Names" folder, which contains my scraps and stash from Bella Blvd, Jillibean Soup, and Lily Bee Design.  Each of these brands has a certain style.  Bella Blvd is known for its seasonal, "cartoony" icons, so I started my crafting with a summer card featuring a Popsicle icon cut from Bella Blvd paper. 

Project 1: Popsicle paper by Bella Blvd; all other papers from Jillibean soup; stickers from Lily Bee; flowers & button from Olla Podrida; pen from Zig; twine from Crystal palace; scrap of eyelet lace.

Upon seeing my card, my husband surprised me by asking why I put an image of a USB drive on a summer card.  You know, he was on to something.  That Popsicle image can double as a USB drive imageThus was born my next project, a layout called "Tech Guy."

Project 2: cardstock from Wausau Paper; hexagon, ledger, & chevron papers from Lily Bee; sticker tab & all other papers from Bella Blvd; alphabet stickers from Doodlebug; black ink from Hero Arts; burgundy ink from Clearsnap; background stamp from Paper Inspirations; small stamps from My Mind's Eye; pens from Zig; buttons from Blumenthal Lansing; thread from Singer; corner rounder from Creative Memories.

Next I moved on to some Jillibean projects.  Jillibean has a number of signature elements, one of which is their hexagon labels.  Those labels played a vital role in this next layout, "Catan Fan."

Project 3: cardstock from Wausau Paper; star paper, banners, & hexagon labels from Jillibean Soup; brown patterned paper & stamps from My Mind's Eye; tag from Crate; tickets & journaling paper from October Afternoon; alpha-numeric stickers & all other papers from Lily Bee; ink from Hero Arts; buttons from Olla Podrida; household twine; upcycled game cards.

Kraft paper is another staple in the Jillibean lineup, and I let kraft paper play a starring role in this card.

Project 4: previously blogged here

But Jillibean is not known only for its kraft paper; it's also known for its bright, colorful patterns, like the watermelon pattern in this next card. 

Project 5: seed packet tag from Imaginisce; all other paper from Jillibean Soup; stickers from Lily Bee; beads & beading twine from Beadniks; thread from DMC; doily from Royal Consumer Products; aida cloth from Charles Crafts; ink from Tsukineko; vintage Czech sequin from Beads by Dee.

For my next card, I combined Jilibean Kraft with Jillibean color.  I also recycled the string that the beads from the previous card were sold on.  (This string is not strong enough for use in jewelry projects, but it makes a nice addition to paper projects.)

Project 6: kraft, floral, & star papers from Jillibean Soup; alphabet stickers, scalloped die cut, & red paper strip from Lily Bee; butterfly chipboard (used as template) from DCWV; ink from Hero Arts; upcycled twine.

Moving on to Lily Bee projects, we first have this love card, which I blogged about last month.  I'm so excited, because this card won Lily Bee's April challenge!!!  Thanks for featuring me, Lily Bee.

Project 7: previously blogged here

One often reads in craft magazines that, after making a layout, it is a good idea to use the scraps to make a card.  Well, I did the opposite here.  I used the scraps from my card above (plus some scraps from other recently-created projects) to make a layout!

Project 8: cardstock from Wausau Paper; stickers, solid navy paper; chevron papers, doily patterned paper, & blue ledger paper from Lily Bee; star paper & tab outline from Jillibean Soup; small paper strips from My Mind's Eye; heart punch from All Night Media; flower from Petaloo; doily from Royal Consumer Products; stamp from Paper Inspirations; ink from Clearsnap; pen from Zig; tulle from Wyla; netting upcycled from candy packaging; corner rounder from Creative Memories.

I noticed that I had a lot of yellow scraps among my Lily Bee supplies, so I combined them all on one layout, called "My Honey Bee."

Project 9: cardstock from Wausau Paper; tag from Crate; green patterned paper, large (negative) alphabet stickers, & paper buttons from Jillibean; cream paper from Fancy Pants; black-and-white patterned paper from My Mind's Eye; all other papers & stickers from Lily Bee; green jute twine from Canvas Corp.; pen from Zig.

This was such a successful de-stash that by the end of it I barely had any paper left in my "Girl Names" file.  However, I did have plenty of Lily Bee alphas left, so I used those in my final project, a tag mini book.

Project 10: previously blogged here

And that's it for today--ten projects, done and dusted!  This month I'm working with my Basic Grey file, and the results of that de-stashing will appear on my blog on the tenth of June.  Thanks for visiting my blog today!  Have a great weekend!!!


Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Great projects, Denise!
Too funny about the popsicle, but so true :)
Really love your mini!
And love your idea for the "girls names file"

Dani Cristina said...

Again, worshiping their colorful and
  creative projects, big ideas and beautiful cards you made LOs.

Ann Dolina said...

I love the clean simplicity of your "Best Wishes" card and the "My Honey Bee" layout. I just love using buttons too, which may have influenced my picks :)

Carol L said...

You're on such a creative roll I can't keep up with you! I love that your DH saw a USB in the popsicle! Too funny :)

Bente Fagerberg said...

Great work on this!! You are on a roll! I would love to get some destashing done too! Great colours!

Helen Tilbury said...

Fantastic Denise! Go you on the destashing!! Fabulous projects & still laughing at the USB - he is SO right!!!

Patricia Roebuck said...

Such a great idea and love how you categorize your stash! Yes, I remember seeing the card on LB blog! Congrats again! Love all of your projects. Love the Popsicle/USB and I see a cute bee too! Have a great weekend. Happy Mother's Day!

Angi Barrs said...

You are on a roll. Love these sweet projects.

Dawn said...

Wow! You have been busy! A great lineup of projects. Love how the ice pop doubled as a USB. Congratulations on your win and on a successful de-stashing.

Hugs, Dawn

Lean de Ruiter said...

you have been busy ,can open your own card shop...Lovely work all of it!

fairyrocks said...

Way to work through your stash. Terrific projects. Nice photo and LO of your DH too, they can be haqrd to capture. Thanks so much for popping by with kind comments. Keep smiling and creating.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Excellent post and projects, Denise! You are so inspiring!!

Sharon Fritchman said...

Wow Denise! All of your projects look amazing. I love how you "de-stash" and make beautiful works of art in the process. I really like the Kraft card - it's simplicity is gorgeous to me!

IrinaR said...

Это прекрасно Denise!!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Fabulous projects!!! You are doing so well!!! :D

Samantha Wright said...

Awesome projects and how clever of your hubby to point that out it does look like USB stick too hehe!

Kerryn said...

Love that your hubby saw a USB instead of a Popsicle :). Fabulous works with your de stashing!

Наталья Иванчук said...

сколько чудесных работ! я растерялась! совершенно замечательные открытки! а еще.. эти яркие с желтым странички! позитивно и настроение отличное!